Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Surgery Week

It's been like 3 months since I updated here yes? Okay so let me sum up...my left hand, or part of it anyway, has been asleep since just before Christmas. After lots of visits to lots of doctors, a test involving shooting electricity through needles into my arm and an MRI - the conclusion was a case of Cubital Tunnel. What is cubital tunnel you ask? Well it's like carpel tunnel but a different "tunnel" and a different nerve so it effects the other side of the arm/hand.

My left hand has become weaker so there is reason to suggest loss of muscle which all boils down to surgery.

Surgery is on Thursday. It's a day surgery thing so as long as all goes well I should be home that same day nursing a sore arm. Then there will be a range of physical therapy  and all that good stuff.

So that's the scoop, wish me luck.

OH! And tomorrow is Anya's second birthday! Good thing she is only 2 and won't realize that we won't really be celebrating her birthday until probably July 23rd lol. I plan to make some cupcakes tonight though so she will have something small on her day at least.


Anonymous said...

Kirk and I will be praying for a speedy recovery for you. And some relaxation time for you to get better. Remember, you can ship the kids to Rob. He'll watch them. ;) Love you Lady. :D ((hugs))

Timm said...

Cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS) is a nerve injury that can result in moderate to severe pain and numbness in the elbow and ring & little fingers. Untreated, CuTS can result in extreme pain, surgery or an unusable hand.

The problem occurs where the ulnar nerve passes around the elbow. The nerve rests in a groove called the cubital tunnel tucked behind the bony point on the elbow. Repeated stretching or hitting this nerve results in numbness, shocks and pain, similar to what you feel when you hit your "funny bone."

Good luck with your surgery! Do you know what kind you are getting? Decompression, Transposition, Medial Epicondyle, etc.?

If you wish to find out more information about cubital tunnel syndrome, ask questions and get answers from other patients, please visit our cubital tunnel forums.

And thank you for your service to our country.

Ti said...

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thank U so much